Sunday, May 6, 2012

Remembering M.A.R. Barker

Sunday is ordinarily the day of rest for The Everwayan. However, last night there was a very special event that I wanted to share. Family, friends, and colleagues of Professor M.A.R. "Phil" Barker, and members of the Tekumel community, met to commemorate the life of this incredible scholar and creator of the fantastic.

The world of Tekumel has been an important part of my life since Empire of the Petal Throne was published in the early 1970s. It is an incredibly rich world, and one which I only experienced from afar until this last year. Last night, we saw for the first time in many years the beautiful Temple of Vimuhla, which was featured in issue 4 of Dragon magazine. You can see the temple as it exists today here:

Thank you to Jeff Berry and members of his gaming group for their work in cleaning and preparing the temple.

Thank you to the Tekumel Foundation for bringing the community together to memorialize and celebrate the life of M.A.R. Barker.

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